Wheelchair Push-Assist

Starting from  £1,200

Introducing the Empulse R20

We always strive to achieve excellence via customer focus and innovation. From our very first product the Quickie 1, to our latest Q-Series powerchairs, we have demonstrated these values and they are ingrained in Sunrise Medical's DNA.

These principles are demonstrated throughout the R20, an ultra-lightweight, compact and modern powerpack for every situation.

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Pushing has never been so easy

With the new Empulse R20 powerpack it has never been so easy to support the attendant pushing the wheelchair.

  • Overview
  • Storage and Transport
  • Modern backpack
  • Performance
  • With a 4.5kg total transport weight and unique folding function, the R20 is ideal for storage and transport, without having to compromise on performance and durability. The R20 is also incredibly easy to use, with a push to go control, two peg mounting and easy to read display.

  • The R20 is the only powerpack on the market that can be folded with the wheelchair. This unique feature means you no longer have to connect and disconnect every time you transport or store the wheelchair.

  • The light weight of the R20 and the stylish backpack allows easy handling, easy transport & also easy adaptation to nearly any wheelchair.

  • Despite it's lightweight nature and compact appearance, there is no compromise on performance. The R20 can achieve a 9 mile range, as well as having the ability to climb 5cm kerbs and 10 degree slopes.  It will also cater for users up to 170kg in weight (190kg total including the wheelchair), which means the R20 is a product that works for all.

Pushing has never been so easy

Highest reliability

The powerful motor with a lithium ion battery provides highest reliability. The R20 propulsion aid offers an extended warranty on motor (3 years) and the lithium Ion battery (2 years).

  • Lightweight

    The R20 is one of the lightest powerpacks on the market, with a total carry weight of just 4.5kg, it is less than half the weight of other powerpacks currently available. This includes 3kg for the motor and a 1.4kg lithium-ion battery which can be disconnected and transported separately.

  • Easy to mount and dismount

    The intuitive, easy to grip two peg design allows easy mounting without using any tools.

  • Easy to use

    The easy to use control system has one push button to go, as well as an easy to read display showing the speed and battery gauges. A height adjustable handle allows the user to achieve the most comfortable position when operating the device.

  • Reliability

    The R20 contains 250w brushless motors that don't wear over time versus traditional brushed versions, as well as a powerful, robust and long lasting tyre and a lithium ion battery ensuring a durable and reliable product, this is reinforced with an extended 2 year warranty on the battery and 3 years on the motor

Highest reliability


The only powerpack on the market that can be folded with the wheelchair

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Universal Compatability

The R20 is compatible with all wheelchair models that have a box frame and tube diameter between 22 and 28 mm.

Breezy Standard Wheelchairs

Technical Specifications

Seat Width:320 - 600 mm
Speed Choices:5 km/h (adjustable in three steps: 2/3.7/5 km/h)
Max. Range:15 km
Batteries:5.8 Ah / 36 V (209 Wh) - Lithium Ion
Max. Safe Slope:10° / 18%
Max Kerb Climb:50 mm
Weight (without batteries):3 kg (Motor and brackets)
Electronics:Charger 100-240 V AC: 36 V & 1.35 A
Total Weight:3 - 4.5 kg (excl. / incl. battery)
Max. User Weight:190 kg (Load: User & Wheelchair)
As a part of our ongoing product improvement initiative, Sunrise Medical reserves the right to change specifications and design without notice. Further, not all features and options offered are compatible with all configurations of the wheelchair. Please consult the user instruction manual for more information.


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